User talk:Shawndouglas

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==Great job on the Laboratory article==
Just wanted to give you kudos for the well-researched article! Keep at it. Joeuser 19:22, 10 February 2011 (EST)

: Thanks so much! I hope to add more content to the article as time allows. Let me know if I'm missing anything. Janeuser 12:12, 11 February 2011 (EST)

:: No, I don't see any glaring omissions. I'll watch the article though in case someone else gets crazy with the edits. ~~~~


Hello, I added references as requested. The Paris Open Source Summit link doesn't show much for some reason right now, I guess they have a problem; but on this page there is a scheduled talk about this fork by INRIA.

NicolasCARPi (talk) 16:38, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi, The Autoscribe Informatics sponsor logo on the LHS on the top level pages has a broken link. It should connect to the Autoscribe Ltd. Page

Also since we have change become much more international we are now known as Autoscribe Informatics not Autoscribe Ltd. Would you be able to help me move the page to "Autoscribe Informatics" and redirect "Autoscribe Ltd." and "Autoscribe Ltd" to "Autoscribe Informatics"


Tim Tim.daniels (talk) 15:02, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Shawn, Would you be able to update the Autoscribe Informatics logo on the LHS column please? I've updated the one on the Autoscribe Informatics page but cannot get to the sponsors logos to update that. Thanks Tim.

Tim.daniels (talk) 13:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks Shawn and everybody for all the work and contributions so far. I'm getting value out of the wiki already and am looking forward to more complete content. There is some great information here so far and the wiki is looking very promising. I wasn't aware of many of the wiki standards when I started posting, so have posted a lot of non-standard content, but I'm going back and cleaning them up and now I know better when adding new content.

Jim Anderson 11:08, 12 May 2011 (EDT)

Wiki practice

The wiki practice session is finished. Thanks. Jdelartigue 19:08, 22 February 2012 (EST)

Embedding HTML

There are some neat Youtube videos that I'd like to embed on the chemical industry page. What do you think about turning on the raw html feature? Too risky from a security perspective?

Jleecbd 11:00, 9 April 2012 (EDT)

I sent a message to John about embedding video in the wiki, specifically in regards to an EmbedVideo extension. However, he indicated that the security concerns were enough for him to rather go with links to videos. (This was in context to the open-source software articles I was working on.) I assume a similar suggestion to John about opening up HTML would result in the same response. There seems to be a more secure option involving hashes and secret keys. That's a little out of my league, but it could be an option if you feel embedding video via HTML would truly enhance the article. Feel free to point John to this extension if you think it's worth a look.
Shawn Douglas 14:13, 9 April 2012 (EDT)

Completed My First Entry!

I just wanted to tell you, that it seems that my wiki entry is completed on my sandbox.

Let me know if it's wrong, I think it is done to the specifications listed RebeccaFein 16:17, 3 February 2013 (EST)

Updating Pages related to my company Lab-Ally

I am finally getting around to some substantial editing and creation of pages on LIMSWiki that will add new information or correct outdated or inaccurate information related to Lab-Ally, Rescentris, CERF ELN and RSpace ELN. I’m performing these edits under the username “invasifspecies”. I don’t have the slightest interest in contributing anything other than well sourced, accurate information using language that is as neutral and “spin free” as possible. You are welcome to look at any of my edits and call me out on anything that you think is not stylistically compatible with your guidelines.

The Lab-Ally company page is:

I made some edits there December 19th 2016, let me know if you think any of them are inappropriate. I will soon be making pages for CERF ELN RSpace ELN and eCAT. Naturally I will make them as objective as I can.

I note that the page:

has been protected. Unfortunately I see a number of errors there. There is a typo that is preventing the Lab-Ally link from working. There is an extra period in the company name link. See below:

Rescentris, Inc. CERF United States Was absorbed into irisnote, Inc. then Lab-Ally LLC. See Rescentris entry for more history.

Since Rescentris is also now defunct and presumably their entry will no longer be updated, I would request changing:

"Was absorbed into irisnote, Inc. then  Lab-Ally LLC. See Rescentris entry for more history.” 


"Was absorbed into irisnote, Inc. then Lab-Ally LLC. See Lab-Ally LLC entry for more history.”

Also, the now defunct “irisnote” is missing from this list, but it should be added. See:,_Inc.

More information about Lab-Ally and CERF ELN are available at and


Invasifspecies (talk) 00:48, 20 December 2016 (UTC)


hello Shawn, I sent you an email. Just letting you know, in case you don't check the mail that frequently.
kind regards, Elisabeth

Beginner exercise completed

I think this is up to snuff, or close. Your tutorial was Grade A outrageously helpful. Randall Higgins (talk) 16:46, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Intermediate exercise completed. -- Randall Higgins (talk) 12:42, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Reviewed, and feedback emailed. Good work! Shawn Douglas (talk) 19:08, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks, I've implemented the suggestions you made. Randall Higgins (talk) 13:02, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Advanced exercise completed, available here. Randall Higgins (talk) 13:03, 6 September 2018 (UTC)